The Springfields Academy

Reach South Academy Trust

Our central mission is for Reach South pupils to aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others place on them.

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EYFS/KS1 Autism Send Teacher

EYFS/KS1 Autism SEND Teacher

It is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to create a developmental learning experience that not only enables the pupils to develop within our setting but maximises opportunities to develop the skills for a ‘safe, independent life’ using autism enablement structures and systems.


The role requires the successful candidate to have an understanding/commitment to understanding the theories of autism and how they can be applied in practice to meet individual need; in addition to creativity, flexibility, resilience and a commitment to meeting the needs of our pupils through innovative provision and pedagogy.

Personal attributes

We are looking for someone with.

  • A passion for making complex concepts accessible for the autistic learner.
  • A child-centered practitioner who responds to the individual needs of each child.
  • A teacher with a commitment to developing a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need. E.g. TEACCH
  • A creative and flexible approach to teaching that builds success through challenge, personalisation and innovation.
  • The confidence and skills to build positive relationships that help to break down barriers, build self-esteem.
  • A commitment to enabling all our pupils to overcome their challenges and achieve their potential both socially and academically.
  • Experience of primary, secondary, or specialist provision beneficial.

Salary & Benefits

£30,000.00 - £46,525.00 Annually (FTE)
MPS 1 - UPS 3, plus SEN allowance £2,539 per annum


The Springfields Academy
Curzon Street
South West
SN11 0DS

Deadline and how to apply

Closing date 28th April 2024, interview date week commencing 6th May 2024


Job reference: 240327B